Our people

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We’re run by a voluntary board of highly dedicated, motivated individuals who want to make a difference – and share their unique breadth of experience, skills and expertise for the good of everyone.

This team oversees our strategic direction and makes sure we work in the best interests of all our customers. It includes tenants and professionals with experience from across a range of areas.

Our day to day operations are led by our Chief Executive, supported by our Executive and Leadership teams.

Board members
  • Iain Thompson

    Acting Chair

    Iain read Maths at Cambridge before joining ICL (International Computers Ltd) as a graduate trainee. He worked in software development in London 7 years before moving back to Scotland. He has worked with a number of clients in the Financial Services sector and has a voluntary role with BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT.

    Iain joined Board in June 2012.

  • Robin Barnes

    Robin has always cultivated a broad range of interests, leading to twenty-five years in the airline industry, the same period as a museum curator and since retirement in writing, illustrating and occasional lecturing on transport subjects. He has also undertaken voluntary work, including a period as a Viewpoint Tenants' Representative, an experience which he considers of value to him as a Board member.

    Robin is a Viewpoint tenant and joined the Board in May 2015.

  • Nicki Donaldson

    Nicki worked with Dundee City Council for 17 years before moving to Home Scotland Housing Association. She is currently Chief Executive of Fife Housing Association. Nicki has a detailed knowledge of social housing, legislation, policy and governance and her key strengths are in her leadership and management skills. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing and the Chartered Management Institute.

    Nicki joined Board in February 2010.

  • Jackie Macdonald

    Jackie is a partner and co-founder of Small Green Spaces, a social enterprise supporting social and community groups across Edinburgh and the Lothians. She has been a Trustee and Chairman of Gorgie City Farm and is currently a Member of Court at Queen Margaret University where she sits in the Health and Safety Committee. Jackie’s background is in law and business.

    Jackie joined the Board in May 2016.

  • Ian Mackay

    Ian has worked in the residential development business for most of his career apart from spells in the Middle East, Local Authority and an Edinburgh based Housing Association where he was development manager. Prior to retirement he operated his own business as a development consultant to a major bank.

    Ian joined the Board in May 2015.

  • David McIntosh

    David is former CEO of Menzies Distribution and an experienced investor, Chair, Non Executive Director and Trustee.  He is Investor Director with ESM Investments, Chairman at Sharein and Distrify Media, Non Executive Director at Beezer Apps and Residual Barrier Technology and Trustee at Community Integrated Care.

    David joined the Board in February 2019.

  • Robert McNeill

    Robert has worked in the Electricity Supply Industry for over 35 years. His background is finance, although he has experience in human resources, health and safety, environmental issues and industrial relations. Robert has previously been a local councillor and is involved in various community groups. He is the Chairman of East Lothian Housing Association.

    Robert joined the Board in September 2010.

  • Tom Roehricht

    Tom started his career in marketing consumer goods with blue-chip organisations, moving into general management and running a number of business-to-business SMEs. He has been a company director for around 30 years and is a prize winning member of the Institute of Directors. He is a mathematics graduate with an accountancy and financial qualification. He runs his own management consultancy.

    Tom joined the Board in May 2016.

  • Pam Russell

    Pam is a qualified accountant with over 30 years’ experience in housing. In addition to her Viewpoint role, she is Chair of Trust Enterprises, the trading subsidiary of Trust Housing Association, Chair of Carers Action Midlothian, Board member of Vocal, which supports Carers across Midlothian, and the Carer Representative of the Midlothian Integration Joint Board.

    Pam joined the Board in September 2018.

  • Jean Simpson

    Jean is a former Viewpoint Housing Support Coordinator. Prior to working in the housing and support sector, Jean was an Accountant with Stevenson College and was also Finance Administrator with Citizens Advice Scotland. Jean has been involved in various voluntary areas with prisoners, children and the church and has a wide range of experience with people in these areas.

    Jean is a Viewpoint tenant and joined Board in September 2010.

Executive team
Leadership team